Enigmatic Sci-fi author John Twelve Hawks has today sold the movie rights to his acclaimed FOURTH REALM TRILOGY in a deal with Warner Bros. reports Deadline.
The bestselling series of novels, consisting of THE TRAVELLER, THE DARK RIVER and THE GOLDEN CITY, are set in a parallel future ruled over by a secret society called The Tabula, who watch our every move. Erm... I’d love to tell you more, but I’ll ‘fess up before I get caught out – I’ve never read them. Official synopsis for book one instead? Probably for the best…
'In London, Maya, a young woman trained to fight by her powerful father, uses the latest technology to elude detection when walking past the thousands of surveillance cameras that watch the city. In New York, a secret shadow organization uses a victim’s own GPS to hunt him down and kill him. In Los Angeles, Gabriel, a motorcycle messenger with a haunted past, takes pains to live "off the grid" — free of credit cards and government IDs. Welcome to the world of The Traveler — a world frighteningly like our own. In this compelling novel, Maya fights to save Gabriel, the only man who can stand against the forces that attempt to monitor and control society. From the back streets of Prague to the skyscrapers of Manhattan, The Traveler portrays an epic struggle between tyranny and freedom. Not since 1984 have readers witnessed a Big Brother so terrifying in its implications and in a story that so closely reflects our lives.'
It’s not the first time the series has made a bid for the big-screen however. Back in 2010 Fox had a crack, hiring Alex Tse (WATCHMEN) to pen the screenplay, so this could technically never see the light of day (or the dark of a cinema more accurately) if Warners fall foul of the same hurdles.
We’ll have more on this as it develops; in the meantime check out the author’s site HERE for more information.
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